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Exchanges A Global History Reader

ISBN-10: 0321355083
ISBN-13: 9780321355089
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $69.60
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

This impressive collection of readings illustrates thatthe history of the world is as much about the relationshipsamongsocieties as it is about transformations and continuitieswithinsocieties. Exchanges: A Global HistoryReaderis designed as an introduction to thedisciplineof world history. Unlike other source collections,Exchangeshelps students look beyond strictly delineated regionalism and chronological structures to understand history as a product of ongoing debate. Structured around a series of interconnected themes and debates, and pairing both primary and secondary sources,Exchangeschallenges both students and teachers to rethink history.

Preface
Introduction
Interrogating the Origins and Development of Civilization and City-State Societies (c. 8000-600 BCE)
The Natural Environment and Human Beings: Constraints and Advantages
The Origins of Agriculture and Civilization
The City: Its Origins and Nature
Consolidation and Fragmentation of Power: The Urban Context
Order and Chaos: Threats to Cities and Civilization Unit One: Conclusion
Unit Two: Transition and Transformation: From Islands of Culture to Regional "World Systems" (600 BCE-300CE)
Ancient Religions-Cosmology, Cosmogony, and Right Ritual
The Axial Age: New Reflections on Society, Religion and Knowledge
The New Politics and Culture-the Consequences of the New Vision
Carriers of Exchange Unit Two: Conclusion
Unit Three: The Transformation and Rebirth of World Systems (c.200-1000 CE)
The Fall of Empires
Migrations of the First Millennium
The Heirs of Empires: Rebuilding the State System
The Diffusion of Culture Unit Three: Conclusion
Unit Four: The Medieval World System, 1000-1500
Global Trade Networks
Exploration and Conquest
Exchanges of Inventions, Ideas and Disease
Exchanges and Perceptions of the Other Unit Four: Conclusion
Transition: Bridging the Divide in World History

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